Monthly Archives: January 2020


Dog Given Away For Free on Facebook Turns Up at Shelter with Bite Marks On Her Face

By | January 31st, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Pet Safety Tips|

A dog given away for free on Facebook turned up two weeks later at a shelter with facial injuries much to the alarm of a rescue group. Happy Tails Animal Rescue shared Trixie’s heartbreaking story to caution dog owners to never advertise their dogs for free online. “THIS IS WHY YOU NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG AWAY ‘FREE TO GOOD HOME’ “Trixie is a young, loving 6 month old pup who has already seen the absolute horrors this world has to offer. Her old owner couldn’t care for her so gave her away on a Facebook page to what he thought was a ‘good home’. The disgusting humans who posed as a ‘good home’ promptly blocked Trixies old owner so he couldnt check in on her… and 2 weeks passed by before Trixie showed up at the local pound with horrific facial injuries. “In the below photo you can see how swollen this poor baby’s face was… she had been used as a ‘bait dog’ to train dog fighting dogs. We cannot even fathom the horror and pain this girl endured in those 2 weeks after she was given to a “good home”. “As soon as we heard about Trixies story, [...]

Pitbull joins office as a K-9 officer

By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, General|

Pitbull rescued from dog fighting ring joins sheriff’s office as K-9 U.S. & WORLD by: Jeremy Tanner, NEXSTAR Posted: Jan 25, 2020 / 05:34 PM EST/ Updated: Jan 25, 2020 / 05:34 PM EST (Craven County Sheriff’s Office) CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WJW) — An adorable pitbull named Nibbles is getting a second chance at life thanks to the Craven County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, he’s joining the K-9 division where he’ll help with their “fight against drugs being trafficked and sold in Craven County.” Throw Away Dogs Project had originally rescued Nibbles from a dog fighting ring in Canada. The group was excited to share the good news about his career in law enforcement. On Thursday, he got to meet his new partner and based on the photos, it looks like they’re going to get along great!

Cat lovers,

By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: General|

Posted in Ohio January 11, 2020 by April Dray America’s Official Cat Museum, The Feline Historical Museum, Is Right Here In Ohio If you didn’t know that Ohio was home to America’s official cat museum, you probably didn’t know that Ohio is also home to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) Headquarters. The Feline Historical Museum in Alliance is housed on the first floor of the CFA headquarters, which showcases all things cat themed. If you know a cat lover or two—or maybe you’ve got a few feline friends of your own—this is one road trip stop in the Buckeye State you simply have to make. Home of the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats, the Cat Fanciers’ Association is one of Ohio's quirkier landmarks. CFA - The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc/Facebook This non-profit actually dates back to 1906, but the museum was added in 2012. On the first floor of the CFA headquarters, you'll find The Feline Historical Museum. What was once an old bank is now home to America's largest collection of cat memorabilia. CFA - The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc/Facebook Admission to The Feline Historical Museum is free. Here, you'll observe everything from cat artwork to the silver [...]

Rescue Story From Canada!

By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy|

Pit bull rescued from Ontario dogfighting ring now works in arson detection Alaa ElassarCNNPublished Monday, January 20, 2020 3:28PM EST Hansel, a pit bull rescued from a dog fighting ring in Ontario, is believed to be the first arson-detection K9 officer of his breed in the U.S. (CNN) 18K ReA New Jersey fire department's pit bull just became the first of its breed to become an arson detection K9 officer. Hansel, a 4-year-old pup known for his cheerful energy and constant kisses, graduated from training on Friday, officially becoming a member of the Millville Fire Department. "He's extremely excited," Tyler Van Leer, a Millville firefighter and Hansel's handler, told CNN. "Whenever I ask him, 'Are you ready to go to work?' and bring out the harness, he starts doing laps around the crate." Related Stories Hero pit bull dies protecting family from venomous snake War veteran saves girl from a dog attack with a Christmas lawn ornament Search for driver after puppy thrown out of SUV Hansel was rescued from a dogfighting ring in Ontario when he was only 7 weeks old. A global campaign called #Savethe21 was created to fight against the euthanization of the 21 dog fighters, including [...]

Death of a pet article. Good share, good read.

By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: General|

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend March 9, 2017 11.19pm EST Author Frank T. McAndrew Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, Knox College Disclosure statement Frank T. McAndrew does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners View all partners Languages Español English We believe in the free flow of information Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license. Republish this article Email Twitter1.2k Facebook697.3k LinkedIn Print Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath – she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everyone was ok because we were both by her side. When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the loss of a pet, they probably think it’s all a bit of an overreaction; after all, it’s “just [...]

Winter Dog Tip

By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

LIFESTYLE WITH DOG Practical Pampering Tips for Your Pooch This Winter The winter months come hand in hand with cold, wet weather and lots of mud, which is likely to affect your dog’s skin and coat – therefore, it’s important that you adjust your pooch’s pampering routine accordingly. That’s why in today’s post, the experts at Jaquar are discussing some practical pampering tips for your canine companion this winter. From ways to make bathtime a little more luxurious to creating your own healthy homemade treats and enjoying some one-on-one playtime, we’ve got you covered when it comes to pampering your pooch during the season’s cold chill. Bath time It’s to be expected that during winter, your furry friend is likely to get a little messier on walks than usual. Whether that’s because they decided to jump in a creek or roll around in some form of mud – your pet isn’t going to be looking their best upon their return home. This slippery coating is likely to leave your dog sliding around the tub – so, to protect against this, invest in some non-slip bath stickers inside the bath to make bath time a little easier and more enjoyable for [...]


By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy|

Ohio Judge Is Fed Up With Animal Abusers, So He Punishes Them With A Taste Of Their Own Medicine By Evolve | Sep 23, 2019 facebook Toggle navigation Judge Michael Cicconetti had grown up having a deep love for Herman, his mixed-breed Dachshund dog. He’d loved the dog very dearly, and upon Herman’s passing, he developed a strong affection for animals. Currently the proud owner of Kasey, an adorable Bernese mountain dog a dying had given to him as a Farwell gift, Judge Cicconetti has had it up to neck and chins with people who can’t muster any love for their own pets. Judge Mike, as he is fondly called, has garnered quite the reputation as the Painesville, Ohio Judge who has creative sentences for first-timers in minor offenses. Traffic violations and other misdemeanors which people are most likely to repeat nonchalantly. If the judge believes the sentences and sanctions are probably too cliché, he’ll come up with the most unusual sentences to teach these offenders some worthwhile lessons, while still remaining within the limits of the law. One night in jail is not enough …so says the judge. Apparently, the judge agrees with the fact that Ohio laws aren’t [...]

A very special dog with a very special story!

By | January 26th, 2020|Categories: General|

A terminally ill rescue dog became a police K-9 for a day (CNN)Police in Pasco, Washington, turned a rescue pup with an inoperable tumor into a dashing police K-9. The dog, Eddie, was abandoned and spent almost a month wandering in nearby Benton City before he was rescued. Carin Brown, the Benton County animal control officer who caught Eddie, told CNN sister network HLN they had initially received a call about him in October 2019, but they were unable to capture the pooch. They finally caught him in late November. "We thought he had been hit by a car," she said Wednesday. "We rushed him to the vet and we discovered that he, unfortunately, had cancer." Authorities then reached out to their rescue partners, Mikey's Chance canine rescue, and Brown's friend, Kristi Kesler, agreed to become Eddie's foster mom for life. The inoperable tumor caused Eddie to be blind in one eye, and he was given six to 12 months to live. "He's just the best dog, so friendly, so well-behaved, he knows all of his commands, he's just the sweetest thing," Brown said. "He deserves six months to a year of all the love and happiness that we can [...]

Volunteers of Lorain County Dog Kennel

By | January 24th, 2020|Categories: General, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

Bring your animals inside please!!!! is this what you want for your pets? What An Animal Experiences As It Freezes To Death Cold Weather is here.. If you have not taken the time to make sure that any animal you have outside has adequate shelter from the freezing cold, you need to do it now. Common Sense says any shelter you provide should have a floor a min of 6 inches off the ground. The floor needs to be insulated and the walls and top of the shelter thick enough to provide adequate in protecting the animal from the freezing temperature and wind. The animal should have some type of bedding such as straw (NOT hay) or a heating lamp inside.Here is a very good guideline as to whether your animal has adequate protection. In order for you to see and feel the urgency of getting an animal to adequate shelter from the cold, we shall explain to you what the animal goes through as it freezes to death., unless it is gotten inside and given medical attention in time. Freezing to death is something that you never want to experience. According to the medical profession the following is what [...]

Aggressive coyote problems increase in late winter

By | January 24th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, General|

WARNING!!!!! Aggressive coyote problems increase over the next 4-6 weeks as it is mating season for coyotes throughout much of the Midwest. Do not let your dogs out alone and don’t allow your outdoor cats to roam. Although coyotes are prevalent in outlying and rural areas, they’re also thriving in suburban and urban areas, and smaller towns as well. Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and early March, the gestation period averages 58 to 63 days. Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this time of year, the long and short of it all is that coyotes always pose a risk to your dog (and other small pets) and even to infants. That risk increases during mating season. Aggressive coyotes:  mating season Spay or neuter your pet. Coyotes are attracted to and can mate with unspayed or unneutered domestic dogs. Unspayed female dogs in season can attract male coyotes.  Un-neutered male dogs can be lured away by the scent of a female coyote in her ovulation cycle. Additionally, male dogs can be lured by the female coyote’s scent and killed by male coyotes. You should also be mindful that clever coyotes learn the daily schedules of people and their [...]